How are we on Christmas Tree #8 already? Wow. That means we’ve been here 8 years together. After Chris got up at 4:30am to get our tree permit last month, we got to go put it to use today. I love that he does the 4:30am part of this process – I’m not very good at standing outside in the dark freezing cold for these sort of things, but can keep track of the permit day and remind him to go and make coffee before I send him on his way. We make a good team.
Here’s the pick! It’s the snowy one in the back.
Penguin came to help, along with our friends Tim & Rebecca and their dog Memphis.
Chris cutting down the tree, Memphis in the back, not really helping.
Chris and Tim hauling the tree out.
We took turns carrying the tree to the car – here’s one where Tim and Rebecca are just carrying our tree for us! ha!
Time to decorate!
We always put a penguin puppet on top, this year we had to trim the top a little bit. It wasn’t quite Penguin- strong!
This Penguin was tired from her adventure in the woods and not so into decorating the tree.
Done! Complete with a cozy fire.